Utility workers with Centerpoint Energy walked toward the site of utility upgrades on Brookside Terrace on Tuesday.

Edina is paving its last gravel road, to consternation of some, satisfaction of others

Residents on Brookside Terrace are split over city's paving plans.
West Metro
August 14

Maple Grove residents raise concerns about road closed without any construction

The city closed a portion of Territorial Road because it wasn't safe for additional traffic.
West Metro
August 14

Back-to-school haircuts

Back to school season is the busiest time of year at places such as Kids Hair in Edina. Wednesday afternoon, August 14, 2019, there were first timers and kids getting their back to school haircuts.
West Metro
August 14

4 charged with felonies for stray gunfire seriously wounding motorcyclist on Carver County road

The rider had an artery severed and a shoulder blade fractured by one of dozens of rounds, according to the charges.
West Metro
August 14

Kulka, Busse to square off for Bloomington mayor this fall

Digital marketing executive Ryan Kulka and City Council Member Tim Busse will face each other in the Bloomington mayoral race this fall, after finishing first…
West Metro
August 13
No charges in death of Plymouth boy, 7, who found gun, shot himself

No charges in death of Plymouth boy, 7, who found gun, shot himself

"While we are extremely disappointed with the case outcome," Police Chief Mike Goldstein said, noting that "no stone was left unturned" by investigators.
West Metro
August 13
Minneapolis officials consulted adult entertainment workers to come up with their proposal to add protections from financial exploitation and unsafe w

Minneapolis ordinance to protect sex workers moves forward

The City Council will vote on rules for safer working conditions and wage protections for adult entertainment workers.
West Metro
August 13
Avery and her sister Katilyn, of Victoria, checked out a pink Thunderbird during Classic Car Night in downtown Victoria.

Carver County booms with newcomers seeking rural charm

The fastest-growing county in the state is still mostly farmland, quaint downtowns
West Metro
August 13
Donna M. Bastyr Credit: Hennepin County jail

Woman pleads guilty to killing roommate in Bloomington sober living quarters

A 47-year-old Bloomington woman has admitted to beating and strangling her roommate because she believed the woman reported her for drinking. Donna M. Bastyr pleaded…
West Metro
August 11

Driver, 76, dies in 2-vehicle crash in Minnetonka

The Eden Prairie man died six days after the wreck, authorities said.
West Metro
August 11

Woman, 72, dies in motorcycle crash on W. Minnesota highway

The patrol said she was not wearing a helmet.
West Metro
August 11

Motorcyclist killed in crash in western Hennepin County

The rider died at the scene, police said.
West Metro
August 11

Woman from Twin Cities crashes car in central Minnesota and dies

The driver was a 25-year-old from Brooklyn Park, according to the patrol.
West Metro
August 11
The entrance to Mall of America's new wing. Triple Five Group pledged a 49% stake in the megamall as collateral to win a construction loan for its mas

Mall of America owner puts megamall on line for huge N.J. project

Triple Five secures loan for glitzy N.J. complex with 49% stake in megamall.
South Metro
August 10

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Aug. 11

ANDOVER JULY 19 Theft. A gun was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 1300 block of 138th Avenue NW. JULY 24 Theft.…
West Metro
August 10
Video of failed animal rescue on I-394 is lesson in what not to do, MnDOT says

Video of failed animal rescue on I-394 is lesson in what not to do, MnDOT says

The Minnesota State Patrol released a MnDOT showing a dangerous failed rescue attempt of a goose on Interstate 394.
West Metro
August 10
Bicyclists rode through the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden on Thursday. Southwest light-rail construction has forced bikers off some trails and into spo

Light-rail construction forces Twin Cities bikers off the beaten paths

Southwest line construction has forced bikes off trails and onto busy city streets.
West Metro
August 9
The Hennepin County library in Brooklyn Park.

Hennepin County considering elimination of overdue library fees

Hennepin County officials are considering the elimination of overdue library fees and amnesty for patrons who already owe money.Under existing library policy, patrons who owe…
West Metro
August 9
Dayton Leonard Rossetti Carter

2 suspects in Maple Grove fatal shooting released without charges

Their attorney said the two are not connected to the crime, and made an agreement to meet detectives for questioning before they were arrested.
West Metro
August 8
Damage shown in 2017 at Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington after the bombing.

FBI agent testifies on discovery of Bloomington mosque bombing suspect's weapons cache

Black duffel with four AR-15s, four shotguns were found during search in Illinois.
West Metro
August 7
Adrick J. Hare, 20, left, and Adrianna S. Sylvester, 18.

2 wanted in Maple Grove park shooting death arrested

Police issued a public plea for help in finding them after the slaying of Dayton Leonard Rossetti Carter in Lakeview Knolls Park.